The upcoming Boulder County commissioners hearing about Boulder County Open Space tax extensions is scheduled for Thursday this week: >>> August 17 (Thursday) at 9am (Resolutions 2023-068 & 2023-069; items # 1 and #2…Keep reading
Environmental, Social, and governance reporting has been under way for over two decades. Often dismissed as green washing, many ESG statements seemed to cherry-pick good deeds while glossing over suspect practices. As of 2024,…Keep reading
COVID-19 is just a pop quiz. The real test is coming.Keep reading
Via: Keep the Soil in Organic Theo Crisantes says it is time to limit the power of the NOSB. Another blow against Real Organic came last week with the Senate testimony of the…Keep reading
Created on 2017-07-16 19:37 Published on 2017-07-16 19:49 Recent testimony to a congressional committee showed the danger of letting political lobbyists represent your brand within a specialized industry community. In this case, they got…Keep reading
Date: July 21, 2023 To: NOP Organic Operations and Certifiers Subject: Produce coatings comprised of mono and diacylglycerides and citric acid marketed by Apeel Sciences – additional considerations for certification. Background: Apeel Sciences…Keep reading
Intoxicating synthesized D8 and D10 street drugs are now legal in Colorado. Your full spectrum hemp extract is not. Read that opener again. It is, in fact, correct. How did this happen? Lawmakers were…Keep reading
The Colorado Milk Marketing Board (CMMB or Board) was enabled by the Colorado Agriculture Act of 1938 and first convened in the early 1960’s under the auspices of the Colorado Department of A Colorado…Keep reading
See how the best brands make it to the top of Cornucopia’s updated Organic Egg Scorecard, then use our tool to buy the highest-rated organic egg brand you can afford. (Read our detailed breakdown of…Keep reading
Analysis of and Recommendations for Improving Proposed Boulder County Composting Code Land Use Amendments
Submitted to Boulder County Departmental Staff of CP&P (and Planning Commission), OSCAR, BCPOS, Public Works, Boulder Public Heath, and Boulder County Commissioners Submitted 16 June 2023 Introduction – Thank you for the opportunity to…Keep reading
All the minute amounts of individual toxic chemicals may not kill you right away, but the toxic assault of all the chemicals, adjuvants, and synthetic materials are taking a serious toll on public health.Keep reading
Farmers to America: We Can’t Breathe. Generations of farmers have fought the system. Why won’t they act now?
I once asked Mary Berry, the daughter of Wendell Berry, why our current generations of farmers did not rise up like their forebears and call out the same system for exploiting their work, for…Keep reading
Longstanding policies that favor concentrated control by global conglomerates have undermined American livestock producers and curtailed local economic opportunity. The effects of this “meat monopoly” have been exposed by coronavirus.Keep reading
At each step in the value chain, portfolio companies tend to reset the baseline measure used for comparisons and ignore the cumulative negative effects of their value chain. Everybody gets to be green.Keep reading
Created on 2016-11-18 15:48 Published on 2016-11-18 15:58 The solution seemed simple enough. Some urban farmers started growing food in nutrient-fortified water instead of dirt, and some other folks shrugged agreeably and let it…Keep reading
There seems to be a surfeit of tech plays trying to eliminate interaction between retail shoppers and staff. Why? I guess because technology can make this happen, and there’s is money to be made…Keep reading
Dear Organic Community: We need to be better and act broader if we want to stay relevant and valued.
Created on 2021-10-15 23:24 Published on 2021-10-16 00:18 My comments to the National Organic Standards Board this week: Our company now operates over 160 health food stores across 20 states west of the Mississippi.…Keep reading
Created on 2018-04-27 15:35 Published on 2018-04-27 15:55 “It’s easy to compromise when your community is informed, experienced and honest.” — Alan Lewis * ************************* * “Let me describe how the Real Organic Project…Keep reading
Created on 2018-11-20 19:43 Published on 2018-11-20 21:13 CODEX is a a global rule making body comprised of un-elected delegates and corporate lobbyists who have assumed authority over all food regulation and food standards…Keep reading
The “BioRoboost Roundtable” asks for input on the most urgent standardisation needs of the BioTech industry. Here’s my take.
Created on 2020-10-08 15:19 Published on 2020-10-08 15:29 Standard#1: Risk is mitigated by profit. Any burden of shame or responsibility created by the harm we do to other humans and the global ecesystem will…Keep reading
Created on 2022-08-17 14:30 Recently the oldest player in the #naturalfoods trade circulated a survey seeking comment and opinion on synthetic biology. Unfortunately, the survey was salted with an extremely favorable definition of #syntheticbiology…Keep reading
Created on 2018-02-16 21:12 I knew better than to sit in the back. We had to cover 75 miles of rocky, washed out roads: four and half hours of bumps, zags and stops to…Keep reading
From Food Insecurity in America: An Emergency We Prepared For, An Experience to Learn From. Created on 2020-03-20 17:02 Published on 2020-03-20 17:49 Our country’s farmers, community leaders, school districts, colleges, state and local…Keep reading
The White House asked why you are uncomfortable with genetic engineering. Here’s what I told the President.
Created on 2015-12-04 04:48 Published on 2015-12-04 05:40 Dear Mr. President: Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts on these issues. I am active in legislative and regulatory affairs in the…Keep reading
We celebrate the Regenerative Vegan for making the effort to understand planetary ecology and animal welfare in all its complexity Created on 2021-08-04 22:19 Published on 2021-08-04 22:48 If you’re not one, you know…Keep reading
The Big Lie depends on you dismissing the natural laws of grassland ecology and focusing solely on bad industrial livestock practices. Created on 2019-03-22 17:32 Published on 2019-03-22 19:19 First, congratulations on your commitment…Keep reading